Director, Player Personnel
Mike Hagen enters his second season as the Toronto Argonauts as Director, Player Personnel, with over 20 years of experience in building teams through strategic player evaluation and development. Bringing 27 years experience in the NFL in various executive and player personnel capacities, Hagen played a key role in evaluating and selecting talent resulting in Super Bowl teams - Atlanta (XXXIII), Washington (XXVI), Denver (XXII & XXIV), Dallas (XXII and XXIII). He has learned from icons such as Hall Fame coach Tom Landry, Dan Reeves, and Joe Gibbs, as well as executives such as Gil Brandt, Carl Peterson, Bill Kuharich, Ron Hill and Charlie Casserly.
Hagen began his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys, helping with their training camps from 1964-1979 before becoming an Area Scout from 1981-1986. Hagen then scouted for the Denver Broncos from 1987-1989, ultimately moving on to the Washington Redskins as a Regional Scout from 1990-1997. In 1998, Hagen joined the Atlanta Falcons as their Supervisor of College Scouting/National Scout, a position he held until 2004. After a brief stint consulting for the television commentary of the NFL Draft from 2004-2005, he joined the Kansas City Chiefs as Southeastern Scout from 2006-2009. Most recently, Hagen consulted both for NFL Football Operations as well as coached All Star Sports football camps in Florida.
A Business Management graduate from California Lutheran University, Mike was inducted into his alma mater’s Hall of Fame in 2007 and was enshrined in the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. A receiver in college, Hagen earned Miller Brewing Company’s Southern California Player of the Year and AFCA Kodak Division II All American Team in 1979 and was voted to NAIA All American 1st Team in 1978 and 1979, after setting single season and career receiving records for his university during those years.
Mike, a resident of Duluth, Georgia, is the proud father of daughter Tara (25) who works for Hewlett-Packard. He enjoys gardening and golfing.